Trade Schools in Bay Area

Trade Schools in the Bay Area

Trade schools in Bay Area communities have a proven track record of producing highly-skilled professionals who go on to lucrative, successful careers in various technical fields.

While many local vocational schools are geared toward IT students who want to become part of the region’s thriving computer technology industry, there are also numerous institutions that focus on the arts, medical sciences and every other career path one may wish to pursue.

All Bay Area Trade Schools

Directory of Trade Schools in the Bay Area

As is the case with all vocational schools in California, the highest-quality trade schools in Bay Area communities are accredited by the California Department of Education.

The following directory lists all programs in the Bay Area as of July 2015.

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Academy for Salon Professionals2238 El Camino RealSanta Clara95050-4057www.academyforsalonpros.comfacebook
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Academy of Art University79 New MontgomerySan Francisco94105www.academyart.edufacebook
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Argosy University-San Francisco Bay Area1005 Atlantic AvenueAlameda94501www.argosy.edu/locations/san-franciscofacebook
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Avalon School of Cosmetology-Alameda2318 Central AvenueAlameda94501avalon.edu/locations/alameda-ca/google+
Bay Area Medical Academy530 Bush Street #201San Francisco94108-3623www.bamasf.com/facebook
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Bay Area Medical Academy - San Jose Satellite Location84 W Santa Clara Street, Suite 400San Jose95113-1820www.bamasf.com/facebook
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Carrington College-Pleasant Hill380 Civic Dr., Ste. 300Pleasant Hill94523www.carrington.edufacebook
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Carrington College-San Jose6201 San Ignacio Ave.San Jose95119www.carrington.edufacebook
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Carrington College-San Leandro15555 E. 14th Street, Suite 500San Leandro94578-1977www.carrington.edufacebook
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Central Coast College480 S Main StreetSalinas93901-3301www.centralcoastcollege.edufacebook
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Cinta Aveda Institute305 Kearny StreetSan Francisco94108-3204www.cintaaveda.comfacebook
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Cogswell College1175 Bordeaux DriveSunnyvale94089www.cogswell.edufacebook
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Cosmo Factory Cosmetology Academy131 Front StreetSanta Cruz95060-4401www.thecosmofactory.comfacebook
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Design's School of Cosmetology5572 Springdale AvenuePleasanton94588-3667www.designsschool.edufacebook
Empire College School of Business3035 Cleveland AveSanta Rosa95403-2126www.empcol.edufacebook
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Expression College for Digital Arts6601 Shellmond StEmeryville94608www.expression.edufacebook
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Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco55 Stockton StSan Francisco94108-5805www.fidm.edufacebook
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Five Branches University200 7th AvenueSanta Cruz95062www.fivebranches.edufacebook
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Golden State College of Court Reporting7901 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 105Pleasanton94588-3677goldenstatecourtreporting.com/facebook
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Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts2121 S El Camino Real Bldg C 200San Mateo94403www.gurnick.edufacebook
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Hilltop Beauty School6317 Mission StDaly City94014www.hilltopbeautyschool.comfacebook
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Hinton Barber College1800 Springs RdVallejo94591hintonbarber.comfacebook
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Institute for Business and Technology2400 Walsh AvenueSanta Clara95051-1303www.ibttech.comfacebook
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InterCoast Colleges-Elk Grove9355 E. StocktonElk Grove95624www.intercoast.edufacebook
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InterCoast Colleges-Fairfield2480 Hilborn Road Suite 100Fairfield94534-6085www.intercoast.edu/facebook
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International College of Cosmetology3701 International BoulevardOakland94601-3525www.icoc.edufacebook
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International Culinary Center-California700 West Hamilton AvenueCampbell95008www.internationalculinarycenter.comfacebook
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ITT Technical Institute-Concord1140 Galaxy Way Ste 400Concord94520www.itt-tech.edufacebook
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ITT Technical Institute-Oakland7901 Oakport StreetOakland94621-2015www.itt-tech.edu/npcfacebook
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LeMelange Academy of Hair931 Coombs StreetNapa94558-2935lemelangeacademy.comfacebook
Lytles Redwood Empire Beauty College Inc186 Wikiup DrSanta Rosa95403www.lytlesrebc.edufacebook
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Marinello School of Beauty-Concord1849 Willow Pass RdConcord94520www.marinello.comfacebook
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Marinello School of Beauty-Hayward22641 Main StHayward94541www.marinello.comfacebook
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Marinello School of Beauty-Napa2110 Main StNapa94559www.marinello.comfacebook
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Marinello School of Beauty-San Rafael854 Fourth StSan Rafael94901-3224www.marinello.comfacebook
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Marinello School of Beauty-Seaside1760 Fremont Blvd Ste F-2Seaside93955www.marinello.comfacebook
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Marinello Schools of Beauty-San Francisco1035 Market StreetSan Francisco94103www.marinello.comfacebook
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Marinello Schools of Beauty-Santa Clara955 Monroe StSanta Clara95050www.marinello.comfacebook
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Miami Ad School-San Francisco1414 Van Ness AveSan Francisco94109www.miamiadschool.comfacebook
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Moler Barber College3815 Telegraph AveOakland94609-2419moler.orgfacebook
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NCP College of Nursing-Hayward21615 Hesperian BoulevardHayward94541-7026ncpcollegeofnursing.edufacebook
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NCP College of Nursing-South San Francisco257 Longford Drive, Rm 5South San Francisco94080-1005www.ncpcollegeofnursing.edufacebook
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Northern California Institute of Cosmetology Inc601 East 14th StreetSan Leandro94577-2819www.ncinstitutecosmetology.comfacebook
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Paris Beauty College1655 Willow Pass RoadConcord94520www.Parisbeautycollege.comfacebook
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SAE Institute of Technology, San Francisco450 Bryant StreetSan Francisco94107-1303sae.edufacebook
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San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology1067 Folsom StSan Francisco94103www.sfiec.edufacebook
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San Jose Campus3031 Tisch Way, Suite 507San Jose95128-2541www.fivebranches.edu/facebook
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Sofia University1069 East Meadow CrPalo Alto94303www.sofia.edufacebook
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The Art Institute of California-Argosy University San Francisco1170 Market StSan Francisco94102-4908www.artinstitutes.edu/facebook
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The Art Institute of California-Argosy University-Silicon Valley1120 Kifer RdSunnyvale94086www.artinstitutes.edu/silicon-valley/facebook
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The National Hispanic University14271 Story RdSan Jose95127-3823www.nhu.edufacebook
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The Salon Professional Academy-San Jose1600 Saratoga Avenue, Suite 103San Jose95129-5101www.tspasanjose.comfacebook
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Unitek College4670 Auto Mall ParkwayFremont94538-3185www.unitekcollege.edu/facebook
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University of East-West Medicine595 Lawrence ExpresswaySunnyvale94085-3922www.uewm.edufacebook
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W Academy of Salon and Spa520 San Ramon Valley BlvdDanville94526wacademyofsalonandspa.com/facebook
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Wyotech-Fremont200 Whitney PlaceFremont94539www.wyotech.edu/campus/fremontfacebook
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Job Outlook for Bay Area Trade School Graduates

According to both the state’s Employment Development Department and Moody’s five-year employment forecast, the nine Bay Area counties should expect to see steady job growth in several industries that are traditionally associated with being trade school careers. Those local industries projected to outpace the national average in job growth by 3% or better by www.BLS.gov include:

Of the aforementioned fields, Construction and Information in particular are expected to boom in the Bay Area with job creation rates among the highest of any area in the country.

Construction is projected to see a job increase of 22.9% in Santa Cruz County (highest in the Western U.S.) and Information-related jobs are expected to grow at one of the highest rates in the state over the next five years in the city of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

Another career path promising a particularly bright future for Bay Area trade school graduates is Education and Health Services. Of the specific occupations expected to see the fastest rate of growth in the Bay Area through 2018, Home Health Aides and Physical Assistants are expected to be in extremely high demand with job growth percentages for each in excess of 40%.

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